Wednesday, December 9, 2009

hot jalebis...

hot jalebis, straight from the pan - makes a little boy happy like nothing else can. shot in chidawa, rajasthan. the town is actually very famous for the chidawa pedha.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

and campa cola lives...

good maintenance, says the owner of this stall at bits pilani, rajasthan has seen his campa cola cooler through the twenty years he's graced this place.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Murud fort

built in the sea, with three fresh water wells inside, unbeaten always - truly a fort to admire.

Friday, June 12, 2009

bidai supari

bidai supari - available in pakistan :)
the power of indian tv.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

None Such Tea, alright

one of the teas we enjoy most, a brand called NonSuch, comes from the these hills of Ooty. it is a mild, flavourful tea with a light flowery perfume, ideal for brewing. i wish the brand was available in mumbai.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

mother's day special - krishna and yashoda

salute to the adoptive mother,
who makes another's her own
he is her life, her kindness, her care -
she loves, she worries, she tends.
she is only his -
for he has made her a mother

Monday, April 20, 2009

laurie baker's architechture

It is so admirable to be able to create something functional, beautiful, meaningful, original. To be able to stand apart from the crowd and do it one's own way, not for the sake of being different, but while trying to create a better product. Laurie Baker's archituecture was just this. He used local materials, local talent, an orginal brain to solve local problems. Add Image has this to say of his early years: "After a meeting with Gandhiji he was convinced to come to India, initially as the chief architect of the Mission to Lepers building leper homes throughout India. He then lived in Pithoragarh in the foothills of the Himalayas building hospitals and schools and in the tribal areas of Vagamon in Kerala before finally settling down in the city of Trivandrum".

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

red rooster bag

my red rooster bad is something i admire everyday. after a lot of more expensive and not-so-sturdy buys, i came across this gem. big, bright, happy, cheap, strong and lasts long. made by Esbeda. don't know much about this company. their showrooms look like they are full of bling, but their bags are good. a well spent Rs. 1000/=.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

trinkets in kerala

snakes, dinosaurs, puppets, rickshaws and cars. a little boy is spoilt for choice.